–Dwight Howard hopes to be able to make a bank shot over Tim Duncan tonight. For Howard, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com writes, Duncan is the gold standard of centers currently in the NBA.
–Rashard Lewis has been mired in a shooting slump this season, but Stan Van Gundy is very happy with his energy despite it.
–Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell writes it is OK to enjoy the beauty of the Spurs offense. San Antonio is doing a great job getting ball into the basket.
–Tony Parker is very much in the center of all things Spurs right now. He is trying to put behind him a below-standard season last year and deal with his divorce (and accompanying controversy) with Eva Longoria.
–Tiago Splitter is slowly finding his comfort zone within the San Antonio offense, writes Andrew A. McNeill of 48 Minutes of Hell.
–Jameer Nelson is not what a point guard typically looks like, but Brian Schmitz of The Orlando Sentinel calls him a winner.
–Scott Sereday of 48 Minutes of Hell provides a very detailed scouting report of the Magic for tonight’s game.
–San Antonio is riding high on a 10-game win streak right now. The 11-1 start is much different than last year’s 6-6 race out of the gate. Tony Parker’s play has been key writes Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation.
–Eddy Rivera of Magic Basketball introduces the new and improved Brandon Bass.
–San Antonio tops Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk’s Power Rankings and Orlando is fourth.
–DeJuan Blair has improved his free throw shooting.
–The down economy in the concert industry has city officials wondering if they will reap the early “honeymoon” benefits of the Amway Center, writes Mark Schlueb of The Orlando Sentinel.
–Former Magic center Rony Seikaly has become one of the hottest DJs in Miami.